which are documented. what do they need to know? they're talking about unstable libya, islamist and al-qaeda influence to want to kill us. >> no, there are many, many questions that simply defy rational answers unless the administration was motivated by the view everything was fine in libya, that they didn't have anything to worry about, that there wasn't a threat from terrorists from a resurgent al-qaeda, from general disarray in the country. that needs to be probed. the committee needs to look beyond the specifics, the timeline, and the ticktock as they say, and look at the broader political context in which the tragedy occurred. >> when you talk about the broader political context, what do you mean by that? >> well, i think that the administration's political spin for some time has been that the war on terror's over, al-qaeda has been defeated.